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December 2020

  1. © Diomari Madulara 2021

    Our impact, Their voices

    Coconuts, commitment and changing circumstances

    07 December 2020

    Coco chips are widely used by farmers and gardeners. The ILO’s LEED+ project works with the private sector and local communities in Sri Lanka to develop coco chips as a mutually beneficial business.

  2. International Volunteers Day

    Volunteering reached new heights in March and April 2020

    05 December 2020

    In normal times, a billion people volunteer their time and energy each year, providing unpaid help to others. Has the COVID-19 pandemic led to even more volunteering worldwide?

  3. Video

    Why should workers’ organizations discuss skills development and lifelong learning during Covid-19?

    04 December 2020

    Skills development and lifelong learning systems that are human-centered, based on international labour standards (ILS) and the engagement of social partners through social dialogue, are key to build a better normal in the post-COVID world.

  4. Thinking Ahead on Society Change (TASC) Platform

    The importance of multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration in COVID-19 recovery

    04 December 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addressed the opening session of the Future of Work Summit.

  5. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    How disability affects labour market outcomes

    03 December 2020

    People with disabilities make up 15 per cent of the global population. Yet, they are far from adequately represented in labour markets around the world.

  6. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Marlee Matlin: Disability inclusion means business success

    03 December 2020

    Actor and activist Marlee Matlin says the ILO plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the world of work. Inclusion of persons with disabilities achieves the twin goals of advancing human rights and ensuring business success.

  7. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Global wages in times of COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    Global wage trends have suffered from massive downward pressure due to COVID-19, according to a new ILO report. Women and low-paid workers' wages have been particularly hard it by the crisis.

  8. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    The new ILO Global Wage Report 2020-2021 examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. It shows that adequate minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.

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    Global Wage Report 2020-21

    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.

  10. World AIDS Day

    A tireless fighter against HIV stigma

    01 December 2020

    Baby Rivona Nasution has dedicated her life to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in Indonesia. She actively promotes their right to contribute to every aspect of life, including the right to decent work.